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(5-4) The Service of Issuing a License for Foreign Ships Carrying out Scientific Studies Within the Territorial Waters of Yemen (Compulsory Service)

MAA offers the service of issuing operation license for foreign ships to conduct scientific marine studies within the Yemeni waters. It is compulsory for such ships to require this license from MAA. It is provided, in accordance with the relevant laws, bylaws, directives and regulations in force, at MAA Sana’a headquarters ONLY, subject to the following conditions and procedures:

First : Conditions for License Issuance:        

  1. The ship requiring the license for laying the cable is a foreign ship registered at the registry of another country.
  2. The subject ship should be a research ship.
  3. The ship requiring the license is seaworthy as per the local and international requirements. Its name and specifications is presented.
  4. Presenting necessary documents to proof that the operations to be carried out are for scientific purposes.

Second: Procedures for license Issuance:              

  1. An application for the license is to be submitted to MAA at least three months before the intended date of starting the operations.
  2. The application should be submitted along with the following:
  1. Documents in evidence of meeting the above conditions.
  2. List of names and functions of each of the ship’s crew, enclosed by copies of their passports.
  3. A structural presentation of the research to be conducted, and its purposes and its scientific benefits, and those who will benefit.
  4. Coordinates of the operation areas enclosed by the five color charts.
  5. The intended launching date of operations at the Yemeni waters and the expected date of completion.
    1. The application and the documents submitted thereto are to be checked by MAA personnel to ascertain fulfillment of the license requirements. In case there is an agreement, a notification is given to the applicant at least one month before the intended start date in order to have the relevant fees paid and to complete the other procedures.
    2. A number of MAA representative are to be appointed on board the ship. Expenses of their accommodation, transportation and subsistence as well as expenses of reaching and the ship and disembarking are to be born by the ship throughout the operations.


Third: Required Fees      

Research Permit are issued free of charge.

Fourth: Time Needed for Permit Issuance  

The permit is to be issued within two months after submitting the application.

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